Pegasus Books. Duke University Press. Think back, for a moment, to the year Martin Luther King Jr.
As an obstetrician and gynecologist, I get a lot of panicked calls and direct messages on social media — sometimes from acquaintances, sometimes from complete strangers — about gynecological matters. Pap smear results, missed periods and hot flashes are my bread and butter. Also common: abortion complications, lost condoms and misadventures with food. It seems that almost nothing is off the table. In almost 30 years of specializing in gynecology and obstetrics, I have been asked only twice about them outside of the office. Incidentally, some people — including the C.
‘The Good Lord Bird’ Is Good TV. But Mix Art and Slavery at Your Peril.
Well, that's a heavy but not a particularly fresh message. Neverthe less, a simplified account of the book's argument necessarily misses the importance of Herbert Marcuse as a figure of the left. Neither Old Left nor New, Marcuse has a rather special status as a culture hero to at least some sectors of the New Left which, given the more than occa sional opacity of his Hegelian lan guage, invites some explanation.
ONE night last May, a handful of New York City's best-known gay journalists, artists and academics called together some friends to bemoan what they viewed as a backlash against the sexual practices of homosexuals. The turnout surprised them: five dozen people jammed into an overheated room. They swapped stories of police crackdowns on sex in public restrooms and closings of gay discos and pubs.